If you have read my blog for a while you will know I am partial to a trip into the big smoke (I always thought it was old fashioned to call it that and found another blogger who does too so I’m not alone!) It does hold an air of mystery for me so that name has just always described it perfectly to me. If I was offered a weekend anywhere this month I think I would more than likely choose London as there is just so much to do that you realistically can’t fit it all in on one visit!
Explore Dark Arts at Warner Bros Studios with Harry Potter. The Great Hall will be decorated with more than 100 floating pumpkins and the banqueting tables laden down with apples, candy and bubbling cauldrons. This is a must for any HP fan and I sent a friend to review the Harry Potter Tour last year and she fell completely head over heals in love with it all so I can only imagine Halloween being spectacular.
Hackney Octoberfest is bringing a taste of Germany to the streets of London. With singer songwriter Bert Brett and a mash up DJ set from Gentleman George alonside traditional Bavarian street food this is a stop for those beer lovers among us.
London Cocktail week features over 250 bars and takes place between the 3rd and 8th of October. There is a cocktail village in Old Spitalfields Market which is a maze of pop-up bars with creative tipples and mega mixology on tap. A £10 pass gets you unlimited £6 cocktails in boozers across the capital and access to £5 entry for the village.
If you are looking for somewhere special to stay check out short stay apartments. The offer the luxury of a hotel but the feel of home so you can come and go all weekend as you please….and with most being on the doorstep of some of the large department stores they make a great drop off point for all those bags of shopping!
Depending on taste and budget London offers everything from McDonalds to Byron Burger, Yo Sushi to Nobu and streetside cafes to afternoon tea at the Ritz!
Grabbing a quick sandwich on the go during the day leaves more time for sightseeing and shopping then sitting down for a meal at night means you can take in the lights of the London Eye and the banks of the river Thames.
No trip would be complete without a visit to Hamleys, Selfridges, Harrods and Libertys. Even if you dont buy anything you can’t say you have been shopping in London if you haven’t visited the major department stores. One of our musts when we do visit is a one of the Hamleys bears with the year on his foot, these are generally released towards the end of each year and are a must to celebrate each visit for us. (Tacky souveniers are a must too so fridge magnets are a given!)
What do you enjoy most about London?
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